Two WKU alumnae to be added to Bowling Green High School Hall of Honor

 

Two WKU alumnae to be added to Bowling Green High School Hall of Honor

Two WKU alumnae will be among the six Bowling Green High School graduates who will be added to the school’s Hall of Honor later this month.

Dr. Keely Jones-Mason (’91, ’93) and Dr. Kelly Elliot Kries (’93) will be inducted during the 26th annual Hall of Honor Event on April 29.

Jones-Mason, of Antioch, Tenn., is the oldest of seven children and the mother of two. She studied at WKU and received an associate degree in Computer Information Systems and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminology. Her graduate studies were at Tennessee State University, where she received Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling, Master of Education in Special Education, Education Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision and her Doctor of Education in Administration and Supervision. She is the executive principal at Maplewood High School in Nashville, Tenn.

After graduating from WKU in 1993, Kries graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  She has practiced pediatrics in her hometown for the past 17 years. She says her favorite accomplishment is being able to watch “my babies in my clinic” grow and prosper into adults and that her best accomplishment is convincing her husband to marry her and having two children. She currently resides in Bowling Green, KY.